This post was originally published on December 27, 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

The smart home market in the U.S. is estimated to be worth over $23 million.

Over the years, smart home technology has become ingrained in homeowners’ everyday lives. But, since many technologies are new, security concerns related to devices abound.

Below, we share smart home automation concerns and a checklist to help homeowners work with their security vendors to overcome them.

Top Home Automation Security Concerns

Home automation systems can provide consumers with easy, fun and more affordable living. However, not all devices are created with security in mind. Some top concerns include:

Key Security Measures to Follow

Security is a vital piece to the connected home movement. If you are considering making your home smart, use the following checklist:

Smart homes can add an extra layer of security and convenience to your life. Prior to purchasing any equipment, work with a certified security vendor to address any questions or concerns.